the mountains of slieve donard (northern ireland's highest point) and slieve commedagh provide the source for the annalong river which is formed on the slopes of their granite structures. the river flows through the mountains and down to the irish sea near annalong.
the valley through which it flows is a wide 'u' shaped valley constructed in the last ice age by the retreating glaciers. in the middle of summer the heather plants are in full bloom creating a wonderfully coloured carpet across the whole valley.
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dta (71997) 2012-02-11 2:09
Hello Brian ,
A perfect example of an eroded valley in "U" . But also a fine landscape of the wild hills in summertime .
SWEETFREEDOM (23822) 2012-02-11 2:40
wonderful carpet and game of light and shadows, pure nature
Curious_Eye (1320) 2012-02-11 2:55
A beautiful capture of this beautiful landscape. Great POV, DOF, sharpness and colours.
All the best,
bayno (18344) 2012-02-11 2:59
beautiful flowers in the FG and low POV, wonderful wild valley with beautiful shades of green, lovely light with the shadows of the cloude, perfect exposure,
have a good WE, Valter
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-11 3:00
a beautiful landscape composition, full of enchantment and such wonderful colours and textures. Perfectly sharp and irresistable fg details. The light is so attractive and it is a captivating presentation.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-02-11 3:49
Soft colours of heather and grasses make a beautiful FG Brian and moving back through the landscape we see good definition in the areas of light and shade. I would love to visit Ireland, from your shots I see a land brimming with magical landscapes. Enjoy your weekend. Rosemary
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-11 5:46
Ireland is a splendid part which the simplest things strike so much fantastic. This place is so peaceful and beautifull. The soft colours completes the iddylic atmosphere.
Enjoy the evening,
siudzi (34141) 2012-02-11 9:03
What a lovely landscape post! I am a fan of your work. It's truly awesome taken with spectacular color combination, superb saturation and sharpness. Bravo! TFS.
dkmurphys (53435) 2012-02-11 12:17
Simple and attractive landscape. Amazing composition with the beauty of nature. Well catch, enjoy the weekend.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-02-11 14:10
mi piace il connubio tra il verde del prato e il colore porpora dei fiori con le nuvole che si vedono sulla distesa erbosa.
Ottima resa dell'immagine e grande profondità di campo,
tyro (22370) 2012-02-11 17:02
Oh, dear, when I saw your title, I just couldn't resist thinking - no, this isn't annalong, it's digital: but that's silly.
Too silly, really, because this is a beautiful landscape photograph with incredible depth of field (no doubt aided by your choice of aperture- f/22), wonderful colours and perfect composition. The contrasts and lighting are superb and the sky is beautiful. This place looks like Heaven on Earth.
delpeoples (55194) 2012-02-12 1:18
Back to your beloved Mourne Mountains, but we see them here in a completely different light and circumstance. The purple colours make a very dynamic element for the composition and the texture and tones of those mountains is just spectacular. I like the inclusion of the little stream on the right which draws the eye further into the frame. A lovely shot all round.
Congrats, have a good weekend,
sacimar (26205) 2012-02-12 4:59
this is a beautiful landscape, I like the colors and the light management, it looks a good place to have a walk and relax, well done,
tatadalou (7305) 2012-02-12 11:15
Beautiful lighting on the flowers in the foreground, which adds a touch of mirth in this green desert. The place looks really wild.
Cricri (111923) 2012-02-13 10:12
C'est un très beau paysage, sauvage, aux jolies variétés de couleurs, les fleurs sauvage avec les collines est un vrai plaisir a regarder
williewhistler (15679) 2012-02-13 10:33
Hello Brian,the heather in the FG sets the scene nicely for the lovely curving landscape,the shadows emphasising the whole scene beautifully.
A fine shot.
emka (87392) 2012-02-13 21:57
Wonderful wide U-shaped valley. I like the gentle hills and of course these flowering heathers. Fantastic landscape. Fabulous colours.
jhm (145040) 2012-02-15 1:24
A lovely mountain landscape picture, flowers in foreground, movement (figuratively) of the moutains in background are fantastic.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
All details make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-15 2:32
a beautiful peaceful landscape with very nice composition, the colours and lights are splendid, great view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Charo (51210) 2012-02-15 7:58
A beautiful view of the corner of your country, where the simple nature is overwhelming.
I like the colors and the loneliness of the place.
mkamionka (32807) 2012-02-15 12:49
the photo very well gives away the beauty and character of Irish landscape. Well saturated green tones, cloudy sky... I like the line on the horizon :) the mountains have really interesting shapes.
Very well spotted,
danyy (0) 2012-02-20 2:40
Un endroit qui me plait beaucoup Brian,
magnifiques couleurs même si je trouve le ciel un peu violet. J'aime une fois de plus la profondeur de la scène et son calme.
lpi (4857) 2012-02-21 11:34
Le paysage est superbe, j'aime les couleurs et l'ombre des nuages sur cette belle terre.
Joli point de vue!